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    Senior Member piatchie's Avatar
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    Is there a trick to Shrooms?

    When I first set up my tank, almost two and a half years ago, one of the first things I put in there was a mushroom rock! It had about 8 quarte-sized red mushrooms on it. Well here I am two and a half years later and I still only have 8 mushrooms! Mind you they are much bigger then before but they are not spreading at all.

    A couple of days ago I notice a bunch of small ( about half the size of a pea) rde shrooms spread out over the rock! FINALLY!!!! Is this normal? Should they reproduce more then this? I realize that if I were to frag them I would get them to spread much faster but I'm still a little nervous about taking a razor blade to the poor things! I was hoping to get them to spread without having to cut them up! Is there a trick or is it just a waiting game.

    I'm probably being silly about the whole fraging thing but it makes me nervous. Could somebody explain to me the best way to do it? I know that shrooms a very hardy but I'm still nervous that I might kill them!
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    http://www.kaotica.com/frag/diy/shroom/
    pretty much evrything ya need to know

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    Thanks Jackal! good link. I'm still a little nervous though! As I said I only have like 8, maybe I will try one of the smaller ones and see how it works out!
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    np

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    Senior Member piatchie's Avatar
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    Should they spread on their own? I look at this and get very jealous!

    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s...cat=998&page=1
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    Shroom Trick -

    Ingredients:

    1-2 Shroom
    1 Blender
    1 small bowl
    Crushed Coral or Liver Rock Rubble
    Bridal Veil

    Instructions -

    Add crushed coral to bowl. Fiill with tank water. Take shroom, place in blender. Pulse for one sec or untill Shroom is roughly chopped. Pour into bowl. Cover with bridal veil. Place in tank @ 75-82 degrees for 1-2 weeks.
    Don't Panic Feel free to visit my blog -> Internet Tough Guy.

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    How Cruel!!! LOL! Sounds like it would work though!:idea:
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    And you'll have a whole bunch of little shroom on the rocks after that?
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    Yup. They're pretty hardy. But really the best bet is to pizza pie them IME.

    If you get a piece of mouth + piece of base you'll get a shroom for sure. The other easy way to do it is to chop the heads off every shroom in your tank. All the stalks will form new shrooms.

    The other way I prop these guys (No mess method) is to put 'em in high flow. They will seperate from their base and float searching for low flow. The base they leave behind will grow a new shroom. Using this method you can keep shrooms floating and leaving bases without having to slice and dice. Just rearrange the flow/shrroms to keep em unhappy and detaching.

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    I got 2 of them free and 1 month later I had 6. Dont know what happenned. I guess it's luck

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